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The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression

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by Mary Ellen Copeland
     
 

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From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes the Second Edition of The Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to:

  • Take responsibility for your own wellness
  • Use charts to track and control your

Overview

From the best-selling author, Mary Ellen Copeland, comes the Second Edition of The Depression Workbook. Learn to practice the latest research-based self-help strategies to relieve depression and address other mental health issues including how to:

  • Take responsibility for your own wellness
  • Use charts to track and control your moods
  • Find helpful care providers
  • Build a system of mutual support
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Use relaxation, diet, exercise, and light to stabilize your moods
  • Avoid conditions that can worsen your symptoms.

A new chapter guides readers through developing your own plan for managing symptoms and staying well. This process, known as the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP), was developed by a group of people who experience depression, or manic depression and/or have other mental health concerns and who now report that this plan helped them relieve their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

This edition is updated in all areas including new medical and holistic perspectives and extensive lists of helpful resources and Web sites that will assist you in your journey to wellness. By letting you share more than a hundred case stories and empowering you with the most current therapeutic strategies, The Depression Workbook, Second Edition will give you insight, energy, and hope.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Endorsement of First Edition: “This book is a lifesaver. This is one of the ‘must have’ books for anyone newly diagnosed with depression or manic depression. It is invaluable in teaching both sufferer and supporter the symptoms and coping skills. This book was monumental in helping me get through a severe depression that lasted nonstop for half a decade. I recommend this book to all my readers, and to anyone suffering with depression or bipolar disorders.”—Bob Olsen, author of the best-selling Win the Battle: The 3-Step Lifesaving Formula to Conquer Depression and Bipolar Disorder

“The second edition of this eminently useful guide offers readers proven and active courses of action for getting and staying on the road to wellness. Mary Ellen Copeland is an author who thoroughly understands depression and manic depression, and the book’s effective techniques and clear organization illustrate her commitment to facilitating real healing. Once again, Copeland has produced one of the very best books on the subject."

—Lauren Dockett, author of The Deepest Blue: How Women Face and Overcome Depression

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242685
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Workbook Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
292,658
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Copeland, MA, MS, is a distinguished teacher, writer, and lecturer from Brattleboro, VT. She is the author of The Depression Workbook, Living Without Depression and Manic Depression, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, Winning Against Relapse, and The Worry Control Workbook. Her audiotape, Living With Depression and Manic Depression, and her videotape, Coping With Depression, are widely used by therapists and depression clinics.

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The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely practical book that everyone suffering from depression or manic depression should own. It reminded me of Miklowitz's 'Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide' in that it was filled with hands on, useful suggestions for how to cope with these mental illnesses. The suggestions aren't always obvious, especially if you're depressed. This book should be used in conjunction with therapy and/or medication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by New Harbinger helps the reader by using a workbook format which will work well for a lot of people. Chock-full of resources, this book offers much information for the person struggling with depression. If you suffer from back pain too, try their back book, "The Multifidus Back Pain Solution."
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book in my opinion should be the cornerstone that every mental health clinic is built upon and every psyc. college graduate should have to learn it verbatim. Why? It has more tools, more information, teaches more skills, gave me options when I was thinking in unbeneficial ways. The mental health clinic gave very little or none of this information, and after a year of mental health clinic treatment, I improved very little. With the book: The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, I was able to self advocate, and make more progress in a month then on thee year with the clinic. I just picked up her new revised 2nd edition and it has lots of great new information. Good luck, God speed, and many blessings to you and your healing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very informing of the medical aspects of depression. It gave a very detailed description of all the aspects surrounding depression. However, I thought that it was too informant with medical facts and not helpful with the personal side. It was centered around how she worked through things. The description of the book sounds like it is a book to help guide you through your depression. I understood it to be a self-help book. It is that, however, very general. It is a decent book to read for general help but very helpful with the medical aspect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the advice was just a bit flaky, but overall the workbook helped me. In fact, I bought it just a few days b4 9/11. Some of the viewpoints, and tips I've never heard anywhere else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! After spending a number of years in therapy, I must say that I have found this book to be profoundly more helpful than any of the therapy. I truly wished every therapist, especially the HMO therapist that I have had to deal with, had a copy and practiced the formulas in this book. Highly recommended! Read this book and give a copy to you therapist and Physician for them to actually read and use.